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Celebrate Coltrane 2019

On September 21st, 2019, the Philadelphia Jazz Project and it's partners will present another celebration of one of America's greatest artists and a neighbor to many Philadelphians: John Coltrane.   CELEBRATE COLTRANE 2019!   DATE & TIMES: September 21st, 2019 12:00 noon to 10:00pm FREE ADMISSION!!!   LOCATIONS: 4 Stages   Read More....

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Coltrane Celebration - Save The Date

On September 21st, 2019, the Philadelphia Jazz Project and it's partners will present another celebration of one of America's greatest artists and a neighbor to many Philadelphians: John Coltrane.   In the past, we have presented such exceptional artists as, Odean Pope, James Carter, Sam Reed, Larry McKenna, Carl Grubbs, Greg Osby, Tim   Read More....

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Sounds of the Revolution - Revisiting Fife & Drum

Sounds of the Revolution - Revisiting Fife & Drum Saturday, August 17 – Performances at 11am & 1pm The Museum of the American Revolution 101 S 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106 Admission Information   What was the soundtrack of 18th-century America? Fife and Drum was definitely a part of the musical story of the times. A Fife   Read More....

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First Friday! At the Barnes: Philly Makes The World Go Round

First Friday! At the Barnes: PHILLY MAKES THE WORLD GO ROUND Featuring Alfie Pollitt & Tony TNT Jones January 4th, 2019 at 6pm The Barnes Foundation 2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy Philadelphia, PA 19130 FOR TICKETS   Philadelphia Jazz Project is thrilled to bring the magic to the new year as part of the Barnes Foundation’s First   Read More....

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Acknowledgement - Always Celebrating Coltrane

  One of the most important artists of the 20th century was a Philadelphian. He was our neighbor. He walked among us. He lived among us. He was not born here, but he became a man and a professional musician here. We celebrate his birthday every September 23rd.   But, we actually celebrate his mastery, his creativity and his   Read More....

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Summer Sounds

From Friday, June 1 through Friday, September 7, the Summer Sounds In The Historic District free music series delivers sweet tunes at nearly a dozen locations in Old City, Society Hill and along the Delaware River waterfront.   Produced by VISIT PHILADELPHIA in partnership with Veteran Freshman, the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation,   Read More....

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Satellites #7 - J. Michael Harrison & Homer Jackson

Satellites #7 May 30th, 2018 / 8pm - CORRECTION!!! Satellites Are Spinning: A Sizzling, Sonic Celebration of Sun Ra World Cafe Live 3025 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19104   For Tickets: CLICK HERE   Continuing the exploration started by our Sun Ra Mixtape Series celebrating the influence of the Philadelphia, visionary   Read More....

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Tenor Madness - Jazz Walk Mixtape

In September of 2016, Philadelphia Jazz Project [PJP] and a group of collaborators presented nine days of free events celebrating the 90th birthday of the legendary Philadelphia Jazz artist, John Coltrane. It was called, Coltrane At 90: Philadelphia Celebrates John Coltrane: A nine day celebration of John Coltrane. Among the many events that   Read More....

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Satellites #4 - Kevin Diehl

Satellites #4 February 21st, 2018 / 8pm Satellites Are Spinning: A Sizzling, Sonic Celebration of Sun Ra Johnny Brenda’s 1201 Frankford Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19125 For Tickets: Click Here   Continuing the exploration started by our Sun Ra Mixtape Series celebrating the influence of the Philadelphia, visionary musician,   Read More....

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Tim Price - Jazz Walk Mixtape

In September of 2016, Philadelphia Jazz Project [PJP] and a group of collaborators presented nine days of free events celebrating the 90th birthday of the legendary Philadelphia Jazz artist, John Coltrane. It was called, Coltrane At 90: Philadelphia Celebrates John Coltrane: A nine day celebration of John Coltrane. Among the many events that   Read More....

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Celebrating Coltrane 2017 - Thanks

"Overall, I think the main thing a musician would like to do is give to the listener the many wonderful things he knows of and senses in the universe…”   ——  John Coltrane       Many thanks to everyone who attended, participated, or wanted to join us in celebrating John Coltrane's 91st   Read More....

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Celebrating Coltrane 2017

  Bar none, John Coltrane is the most influential tenor saxophonist in jazz history. Whether it's his patented "sheets of sound," his rapid-fire improvisations or his bold cathartic wails, no aspiring jazz saxophonist can afford to neglect the music of Coltrane.      - - - - John Diliberto     I feel like I   Read More....

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Best Of Frosty Mixtape

Happy Holiday everyone!! For three years, from 2013 through 2015, PJP presented the Frosty Holiday Concert Series. Taking place at the historic, Irvine Auditorium on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania in West Philadelphia, over 2,500 people witnessed those awesome, family friendly events. Speaking of family friendly, families and   Read More....

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Coltrane At 90 - Thanks

"I'd like to point out to people the divine in a musical language that transcends words. I want to speak to their souls."   ——  John Coltrane       Many thanks to everyone who attended, participated, or wanted to join us in celebrating John Coltrane's 90th birthday over these 9 amazing days. It   Read More....

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Celebrating The Right Way

You may not have noticed it, but in our zeal to celebrate John Coltrane's 90th birthday, we gave you the years of his 100th birthday.   We incorrectly wrote on our logo, 1916 - 2016. It does now and should have read, 1926 - 2016.   Please forgive our haste. It was wrong. We made a mistake. It in no way speaks for our excitement,   Read More....

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Celebrating Coltrane

September 17th to 25th, 2016 One of the most important artists of the 20th century was our neighbor. He walked among us. He lived among us. He was not born here, but he became a man and a professional musician here. We celebrate his birthday next month. September 23rd, 2016. He would have been 90 years old.   His name was John William   Read More....

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Frosty 3! - Cool Holiday Jazz Celebration

Celebrate the Holidays with the Philadelphia Jazz Project! FROSTY 3: COOL HOLIDAY JAZZ CELEBRATION ....featuring some of Philadelphia's finest Jazz musicians. Frosty3! is co-produced and hosted by J. Michael Harrison. Hear him Fridays at 10:00 p.m. on The Bridge, on 90.1FM WRTI. SATURDAY | December 12th, 2015 | 3:00 p.m. IRVINE   Read More....

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Phila Songbook Concert Vol 2


 In February of 2014, PJP presented the very first Philadelphia Songbook Concert at Temple Performing Art Center [TPAC]. There were over 900 excited people in attendance. They saw an amazing concert with an all star band led by pianist Alfie Pollitt, featuring artists like Pablo Batista, Webb Thomas, Barbara Walker, Pete Chavez, Ella Gahnt,   Read More....

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PJP’s Jazzy Christmas Celebration

From LOVE Park to Penn’s Landing, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Philadelphia is blessed with many family holiday traditions, including everyone’s favorite, the Wanamaker Organ Christmas Light Show.   Back in the day, families would go to the Gallery at Market East and sing holiday songs around the   Read More....

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